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The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Our goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and strengthen understanding of the world in which we live. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive.

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Medicine 7,738
Pharmacy 7,485
Drug Industry 6,918
tobacco 3,060
cigarette 2,912
Ophthalmology 2,494
Eye 1,953
Surgery 1,795
Medicare 1,692
Browse by keywords in UCSF tobacco industry videos 1,377
Homeopathy 1,201
Navy Medicine magazine 1,153
General Surgery 1,085
Physiology 1,020
Anatomy 1,012
Obstetrics 1,012
advertising 995
Medicaid 950
Physicians 930
Therapeutics 918
Hygiene 840
Hospitals 830
Pathology 810
Public health 810
Gynecology 781
Dentistry 734
Public Health 730
Tuberculosis 698
Materia Medica 579
Navy Medicine Live Blog 575
MEDNEWS 567
Children 559
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television 551
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Military Medicine 547
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American Civil War 490
secondhand smoke 483
Psychiatry 474
marketing 464
Genital Diseases, Female 451
Medical education 450
Sanitation 433
Clinical Medicine 426
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Science 416
Women 416
Cholera 409
youth 390
Nervous system 389
Military Personnel 385
Hydrotherapy 365
Pediatrics 365
Vaccination 350
Harvard Medical Alumni Association 348
Health insurance 347
Human anatomy 345
World War II 345
tobacco industry 345
Education, Medical 331
Disease 327
Societies, Medical 325
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 324
Recreational Reading 322
Smallpox 320
Yellow Fever 309
anti-smoking advocacy 307
Chemistry 301
New York Hospital 301
Brain 300
Eye Abnormalities 298
Medical fees 296
Diagnosis 293
male 289
Medical care, Cost of 288
Pharmacopoeias 288
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary 286
Nervous System Diseases 284
Medical care 283
Education 281
Ear 280
Electric Stimulation Therapy 280
Malaria 272
Older people 272
Fever 271
adverse effects 264
Disease Outbreaks 260
Mineral Waters 260
Nurse Corps 259
female 258
Surgery, Operative 254
business activity 254
nicotine 254
Weill Cornell Medical College 252
Medical jurisprudence 250
Schools, Medical 250
Heart Diseases 249
Cornell University Medical College 244
Midwifery 244
Skin Diseases 243
Health Resorts 241
Hospitals, Psychiatric 237
Pharmaceutical Preparations 237
industry strategy 236
hospital ship 235
Materia medica 232
History of Medicine 231
Medicine (General) Periodicals 229
Dermatology 228
Hospitals, Military 227
Phytotherapy 227
Hospital Corps 226
sports sponsorship 226
Mortality 224
Libraries, Medical 219
Psychology 218
Forensic Medicine 217
Confederate States of America. Army 216
Phrenology 215
Heart 214
Mental illness 209
Vietnam War 208
Ear Diseases 207
Otolaryngology 207
smoking restriction 207
Histology 206
Pharmacology 205
menthol cigarette 204
excise tax 203
Communicable Diseases 202
cbk 202
filter 202
Blood 199
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Anesthesia 198
Medicine, Military 198
humanitarian assistance 197
Electrotherapeutics 195
smokeless tobacco 195
World War 2 194
smoker behavior 194
Zoology 193
Jurisprudence 191
Neoplasms 191
Epidemics 190
sales 186
Health 185
New York Hospital-Westchester Division 185
Climate 184
Communicable diseases 184
Mentally ill 184
public place 184
Psychology, Pathological 183
laboratory research 182
Infants 181
workplace 181
Diseases 180
Sexually transmitted diseases 180
Social security 180
tobacco related health concerns 180
NH Twentynine Palms 176
Diet 175
Medicine, Physical 175
Psychiatric hospitals 175
international trade 175
Lungs 174
Medicare beneficiaries 174
Military Hygiene 174
military medicine 174
Pregnancy 172
Tropical Medicine 172
pediatrics 171
vaccination 171
Plants, Medicinal 170
Hypnosis 169
smoker 169
Cancer research 168
Manuscripts 168
Tropical medicine 168
Cataract 167
Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing 167
Orthopedics 167
World War I 167
medicalheritagelibrary 165
regulation 165
University of Maryland School of Medicine--Dissertations 164
government 164
Doctor of Medicine 163
Drugs 163
Insanity 162
NH Bremerton 162
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 162
Hospital utilization 161
Water Supply 161
tobacco industry employee 158
Botany 157
Skin 157
NAMRU-3 156
Nursing 156
LANGUAGE
english 72,688
german 7,188
french 6,473
latin 999
spanish 569
italian 491
portuguese 413
dutch 221
undetermined 116
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Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
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Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
A historical component has existed at the US Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery since May 1907 with the establishment of the Publications Office. In addition to producing The Naval Medical Bulletin, the Publications Office was responsible for producing occasional historical monographs, and maintaining a historical archive. Today the Office of Medical History's mission has evolved to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Navy Medical Department while serving the needs of our...
Welcome to the Samuel J. Wood Library of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. This site features items scanned from the Medical Center Archives.
Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette television commercials including "You've Come a Long Way Baby."
( 8 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, male, female
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television
14
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
Television commercials for Winston cigarettes ("Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should") with characters from the Flintstones and sponsorship of television program.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
26,456
16
3
Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s and 1970s.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male
Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s with the Marlboro Country theme.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male, television, menthol cigarette, promotional campaign
14
Topic: Sexual perversion
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
21,169
2
0
This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
20,380
3
1
Compilation of Winston cigarette commercials.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter
14
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine -- French
Animated and live commercials with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz advertising Philip Morris cigarettes.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television
This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
Reprint. Includes her letters (1887-1901) and a Supplementary Account of her Education, Including Passages from the Reports and Letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan by John Albert Macy
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Mosselman, Gustave; Lienaux, E.
17,084
0
0
14
Topic: Veterinary bacteriology
Kool cigarette commercial.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, menthol cigarette, male
Footage of various Philip Morris sponsored auto racing teams. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2 Click Here to View Part 3
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Barton, Wilfred Mason, 1871-1930; Wells, Walter Augustine, 1870-
16,019
1
0
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
14
( 3 reviews )
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
26
Topic: Heraldry
14
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Micro-organisms
Compilation of anti-smoking commercials sponsored by California Department of Health Services.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, anti-smoking advocacy, cancer, local government agency, television
14
Topic: Medicine
Video on how cigarettes are made, particularly the processing of the tobacco leaves and stems, emphasizing that a cigarette's nicotine level is below that of its original, unprocessed tobacco leaf.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, tobacco leaf, tobacco processing, tobacco farming, low yield cigarette, tar,...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861
10,411
2
1
Includes bibliographical references and index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
9,801
1
0
Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
14 52
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine
Compilation of Viceroy cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter, male, female
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
9,298
4
3
Newport cigarette commercial.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, menthol cigarette, male
14
Topic: Plant names, Popular
Compilation of Winston, Salem and Camel cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, male, menthol cigarette
Compilation of Camel cigarette television commercials from the 1960s including "I'd Walk a Mile for a Camel," "They're Not for Everybody," and "Drop Everything." Also sponsorship of McHales Navy, Hawk, American Sportsman, and Bonanza.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, cigarette packaging, male, filter, sports sponsorship,...
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Treves, Frederick, Sir, 1853-1923
8,581
2
0
14
Topics: Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890, Physicians -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc,...
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
8,053
2
6
Compilation of Alpine cigarette commercials.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, menthol cigarette, filter, advertising, television
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Ukers, William Harrison, 1873-
7,540
3
0
14
Topic: Coffee
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Italy. Direzione generale della sanità pubblica
7,523
0
0
At head of title: Ministero dell'interno, Direzione della sanità pubblica
Topic: Pharmacopoeias
14
Topics: Health resorts -- Europe, Mineral waters -- Europe, Hydrotherapy -- Europe
14
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
Originally published in 1652 under title: The English physician
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Materia medica, Botany, Medical, Herbs
TV News reports about the introduction and test marketing of Premier cigarette brand by R. J. Reynolds.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, safer cigarette, cigarette design, secondhand smoke
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Biochemistry, Bromides, Biochemistry, Bromides
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Merck, E. (Emanuel); E. Merck (Firm)
7,160
0
1
"Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage" signed E. Merck
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Chemicals, Drugs, Materia medica
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
Compilation of Viceroy cigarette television commercials all with the jingle "Viceroy's Got the Taste That's Right."
( 5 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials from the late 1940s to early 1950s including actors, singers, doctors and sports stars giving testimonials and the "30 Day Camel Test" and the "T-Zone." A few segments in the middle are silent. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, health care provider, sports sponsorship, gender
14
Topic: Medicine
Compilation of animated and live action Winston commercials from 1954 to 1957, including "Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should."
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter, cigarette packaging
Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, female
Typewritten text of medical subject matter, captured during the Vietnam War. Many hand-drawn illustrations. Additional handwritten notes. Untranslated. Author unknown.
Topics: medical, Vietnam, Vietnam War, journal, orthopedics, surgical
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa. Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicos e Bellas Letras (Segunda Classe)
6,653
1
0
Superseded by the academy's Boletim, q.v
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Dutt, Udoy Chand, Comp; Dutt, U.C; King, George
6,467
2
0
14
Topic: Pharmacy
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
6,461
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
6,346
0
0
Title varies: 1866-1953, The Ontario medical register
Topics: Physicians -- Ontario Directories, Surgeons -- Ontario Directories
14
Topic: Physiology
14
Topics: Burial, Medical jurisprudence
9 14
Topic: Medicine -- History
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861; Spitzka, Edward Anthony, 1876-1922
6,259
1
1
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Anatomy
14
Topics: Botany -- Dictionaries, Botany, Medical
Includes index
Topics: Electrohomeopathy, Homeopathy, Electrotherapeutics, Homeopathy, Electric Stimulation Therapy
Added t.p., engraved
Topics: Monsters, Abnormalities, Human, Congenital Abnormalities
Began with: Vol. 29 (July 5, 1902) = no. 744; ceased with: v. 104 (Apr. 1956)= no. 2251
Topic: Nursing
14 26 52
Topic: Botany
14
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
5,863
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine
14
Topics: Medicine -- Dictionaries, Medicine
Compilation of Kool television commercials from the 1950s and 1960s and highlights of various Kool racing events held in the United States and Canada during the summer of 1997. Leader in between segments.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, filter, menthol cigarette, sports sponsorship
14
Topics: Antiseptics, Disinfection and disinfectants, Food preservatives, cbk
The Medical Heritage Library
by Allen, Timothy Field, 1837-1902
5,689
0
0
Association: Burt J. Maycock
Topics: Homeopathy, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Pardo de Tavera, T. H. (Trinidad Hermenegildo), 1857-1925; Thomas, Jerome B. (Jerome Beers), 1867-
5,606
0
0
Translation of: Plantas medicinales de Filipinas
Topic: Medicinal plants -- Philippines
The Medical Heritage Library
by Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939; Brill, A. A. (Abraham Arden), 1874-1948
5,563
4
0
"Literary index": p. 494-499
Topics: Dreams, Psychoanalysis, Dreams, Psychoanalysis
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Materia medica, Drugs, Chemicals